I’m Not Lazy…
…I’m Just On Energy Saving Mode!
Sometimes life is just too busy. Busy with work, busy with home, busy with the kids, busy with margaritas – far too busy to be spent cooped up in a hot kitchen.
However, I have had a temptation whirling around in my mind like a dervish, an itch that just has to be scratched, a craving that simply must be eaten… I’m talking fresh out of the oven, baked Peach Cobbler.
Peaches are still in season and the stores here are full to the brim with this sweet and juicy fruit. I am eating peaches like there is no tomorrow, but I have still not tasted a morsel of Peach Cobbler.
Before you tease me for being all American and not calling it a Peach Crumble, there is a distinct difference between our UK crumble and its’ American cousin. While a crumble (and the American “crisp“) see baked fruit covered in a crumbly, streusel-like topping, a cobbler has a biscuit topping that is dropped in small rounds over a hot, fruity base.
It was the biscuit-like topping that got the cheat in me thinking. How could I turn a traditional Peach Crumble into an energy (and time) -saving cheat? And this is the result…
…it is perfectly simple. Ditch the home-made topping for store-bought cookie dough – I used a white chocolate and macadamia dough to be posh. OK so it’s not exactly Blumenthal, but it’s still pretty good?
Not only that, but I couldn’t be bothered to peel and pit my fresh peaches, so I ate those and compromised with canned fruit for my pudding – for this sin I am truly, well almost, sorry.
So there we are, a foolproof Cheats Peach Cobbler. Simply concoct your dessert in an individual sized oven-proof dish or skillet, bake for 30 minutes, and the result is a bubbling hot, peachy dessert that tastes pretty darn good!
For those avid bakers amongst you, who simply couldn’t come to terms with such a simple cheat, why not add a touch of home-made finesse by adding canned pineapple, a splash of bourbon, or a dash of amaretto? You could even whisk up a little home-made almond or cinnamon flavoured whipped cream to serve with it. Are you converted yet? 😉
Equipment I Used To Create This Recipe:
- Lodge Cast Iron Mini Skillets
- Can Opener
- My Oven
- As Little Time & Energy As Possible!
Now you have some time on your hands, why not visit my Amazon Store? Operating in the UK and Europe only right now – sorry!
Foolproof Cheats Peach Cobbler
- 1 Can Peaches
- Sprinkle of Cinnamon (optional)
- Sprinkle of Sugar (optional)
- Pack of Cookie Dough
Pre-heat the oven to 350ºF (180ºC).
Slice the peaches and arrange in the bottom of 4 individual sized oven proof dishes or skillets.
Sprinkle with sugar and/or cinnamon, as desired. I find the canned fruit sweet enough.
Cut four rounds out of the cookie dough, to a size that almost fills the diameter of your dishes, but not completely.
Place the cookie dough rounds over the peaches.
Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes, or until the cobbler topping is golden and the fruit is bubbling at the sides.
Leave to cool for a few minutes before serving.